So tonight, a friend said he was going to start calling me "stewy". When I asked why, he said it is because I keep things in and do not get them off my chest. He is right. So my first post for April's growing (UP) blog... I am realizing I do "stew" over things and I am going to make an effort to put a stop to that.
Question is.... HOW?
Most of the time that I "stew" about things is because:
1) I am analyzing if I am over reacting and being too emotional
2) I am too upset to discuss it and need to rationalize it though my thought process aka... think logically
3) I do not want to hurt the other person
4) I would be opening myself up and becoming vulnerable and of course I do not want to get hurt.
I think this is something over the years I have grown to know or understand about myself. I think it's ok to "stew" about things for awhile but I do need to get certain things out on the table. I haven't figured out how to do that yet... but when I do, I'll let you know! It's a growing process... right?